Tomato Stakes Made of Wire and Bamboo Stakes
Wire Tomato Trellis
Speaking of bamboo, we use it for so many things in the garden and yard, let’s take a quick detour into it.
We have a patch of assorted bamboo, including black bamboo. We’ve found bamboo to come in handy for many things over the years, so recommend growing some. We like the black bamboo for the exotic feature it adds to the landscape. But…
Just remember to get the “clumping bamboo” because it doesn’t take over your land… unless you have an area where you’d like it to spread in. There are so many beautiful varieties to choose from and add visual interest to your landscape in addition to cutting and using the bamboo stalks in endless ways.
Bamboo Uses – what we’re using it for:
Creative Tomato Cages
Some tomato plants can grow quite huge and will need a good support.
Here are four cool tomato cages you can make. These range from a wooden cage that will add a beautiful vertical accent to your garden to the all practical cage using live stock fencing.
Build Folding Wood Tomato Cages
Article excerpt and photo by John “Woody” Woodzick on Mother Earth News
- Six 1-by-3-inch wooden strips measuring 8 feet long
- One 2-by-4-inch piece of scrap board measuring 8 inches long, for the top section that will serve as the pivot point where the two “ladders” hinge
- Two 3-inch deck screws
- About 30 1 1/2-inch galvanized deck screws
For the complete instructions go visit this article on Mother Earth News.1)http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/diy-tomato-cages.aspx
Cattle Panel Tomato Cages
What’s great about this idea is it provides a shortcut to a cage system that can support 6-12 tomato plants, and save lots of time over making 6-12 individual cages. Learn how in just over 4 minutes, then go build your own!
Next up: how to build heavy duty tomato and vegetable cage.
Reinforced Wire Tomato Cage
Tomato cage out of cement reinforcement wire. These can be used for any climbing veggie or even if open flat as a trellis.
Learn how to make your own in just 8 minutes.
Next, how to make two variations of PVC pipe tomato cages.
PVC Pipe Tomato Cages
So… what kind of tomato cage are you using or building? Come on over to the Gardens All Facebook page and join the conversation… post your pictures. We enjoy the company!
For more on growing tomatoes, you may also enjoy this article.
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